BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho sheriff accused of threatening a church youth group with a gun and assaulting one of its leaders can stay on the job but must surrender all of his firearms to the Idaho State Police.
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho county prosecutor as well as a city mayor and its police force are calling on the county sheriff to resign.
Bingham County Prosecutor Paul Rogers and Blackfoot Mayor Marc Carroll on Friday called on Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland to step down.
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho sheriff has been charged with two felonies after state investigators accused him of threatening a church youth group with a gun.
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho sheriff is under investigation by the Idaho Attorney General's Office, but the agencies in charge of the investigation declined to say why the investigation was occurring.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Tyhee Road between U.S. Highway 91 and Hiline Road in north Bannock County was closed Friday afternoon after a train struck a truck pulling an empty trailer, Idaho State Police said.
BLACKFOOT — Work on a new Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility at State Hospital South is set to begin today with a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. at the site at 700 E. Alice.
Officials set to attend the groundbreaking include Dave Jeppesen, director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, State Hospital South Administrator Jim Price, Sen.
Freeze watch declared for Pocatello, Blackfoot and other local cities because of expected 20-degree temps
The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Freeze Watch, which is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday morning.
Areas impacted include Pocatello, Blackfoot, American Falls, Shelley and Fort Hall.
BLACKFOOT — The Idaho Transportation Department began a year-long project Monday to reconstruct the interchange at Rose Road (Exit 98) on Interstate 15. The project is expected to improve mobility and safety on Interstate 15.
LOCAL MAN FACING DECADES IN PRISON FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING OVER 120 TEEN GIRLS INTO SENDING HIM SEX VIDEOS
BLACKFOOT — A man from this Bingham County city has been arrested after a girl reported he had offered her money to send him sexual videos, according to authorities.
Shae James Rolfe, 20, allegedly solicited videos from more than 120 people over the internet, including several underage girls.
A local organization is hosting a golf tournament to benefit Idaho Make-A-Wish, and is looking for sponsors and participants.
Special Teams Idaho, founded five years ago by Blackfoot resident Mike Jorgensen, will host its first Special Teams Idaho Charity Golf Event on Aug.
BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot man is facing multiple drug-related charges.
Brakkin M. Leavitt, 25, has been charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance, both felonies. He’s also been charged with misdemeanors for possessing a controlled substance and using drug paraphernalia or possessing it with the intent to use it, according to Bingham County Magistrate Court records.
On July 7, 2018, at approximately 12:16 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a crash on US Highway 26 near milepost 304, near Blackfoot.
Corey Beeson, 38, of Williston, ND, was traveling westbound on a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle.
Helen Caldwell October 29, 1955 - June 26, 2018 Helen Claire Hart Caldwell, 61, of Blackfoot, passed away, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home. Helen was born October 29, 1955 in Pocatello, Idaho to Wallace Dean Hart and Faye Capps Hart.
Pocatello, Century, Blackfoot and Preston had players named to the 4A District 5-6 all-conference squads, released Wednesday. The all-conference teams were voted on by the district's coaches.
Pocatello catcher Quinton Standley, DH/utility player Taisom Casper and infielders Trei Hough and Payton Cleaves nabbed first-team selections.
BLACKFOOT — Four members of the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office will receive commendations on Monday for their quick action in saving the life of a Blackfoot man.
The sheriff’s office, accompanied by Bruce Thompson, will award commendations to dispatchers Kourtney Grisham and Samantha Cuttlers, Cpl.
DALE MOWER CLASSIC
The Century boys and Pocatello boys finished 11th and 14th, respectively, Monday at the Dale Mower Classic at the Jerome Country Club. The D-backs' top scorer was Nathan Bardsley with an 82, while the Indians' RJ Hall carded a team-best 88.
BLACKFOOT SCHOOL DISTRICT CANCELS ALL CLASSES FOR TODAY ‘IN BEST INTEREST’ OF STUDENT AND STAFF SAFETY AFTER THREAT INCIDENT
BLACKFOOT — With the Valentine's Day school shooting in Florida that resulted in 17 deaths still fresh in everyone's mind, Blackfoot School District 55 has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down all of its schools in the wake of a threat incident at Blackfoot High School that at first seemed unfounded.
John L. Pruett, 70 Blackfoot-passed away February 5, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2pm Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the 2nd and 11th Ward LDS Chapel at 660 Teton Road in Blackfoot.
Guy Lowell Walker, 78 Blackfoot-Guy Lowell Walker, 78, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Edna Cushman, 89 Blackfoot-Edna Cushman, 89, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away January 24, 2018 at The Gables in Blackfoot. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Erma Jones, 84 Blackfoot-Erma Louise Steffensen Jones, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
The Idaho Transportation Department will close the South Blackfoot Interchange (Exit 89) southbound on-ramp Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 16-17). Crews will complete repaving southbound I-15 near the ramp.
BLACKFOOT — A Canadian mine development company’s new facility in Bingham County is expected to bring up to 90 new jobs to the region.
eCobalt Solutions Inc. will build a hydrometallurgical refining facility off Pioneer Road outside Blackfoot’s city limits.
BLACKFOOT - The holiday season is a time for coming together to celebrate and revel in tradition. It is also a time for thinking of others and giving of ourselves. The Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy has been has been doing just that for decades.
A Blackfoot woman accused of fatally shooting a Pocatello man this past February is facing a life prison sentence after being convicted by a jury Saturday morning of first-degree murder.
Melonie Dawn Smith, 48, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m.
Agnes M Webb Connell, 65 Blackfoot-Agnes M. Webb Connell, 65, of Blackfoot passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Bingham Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
Karl Chamberlin, 77 Blackfoot- Karl Chamberlin, 77, of Blackfoot, passed away, Friday, July 28, 2017 at Gem Village Assisted Living. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis
By Association of Idaho Cities
BOISE – Members of the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) elected Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis as a Director for District 5 for 2017-18.
Phil Young, 88 Blackfoot- passed away on June 12, 2017 in Blackfoot. A funeral service will be held 11 am June 17, 2017 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., The family will meet with friends from 6-8 pm June 16, 2017 and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
BLACKFOOT – On Thursday afternoon, representatives from Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH, Inc.) presented the citizens of Bingham County with a check for $491,747. This is the latest payment that was received since the county entered into the Liquid Asset Transfer Agreement in 2007, when the hospital converted from a county-operated facility to a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation—BMH, Inc.
BLACKFOOT - The Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Celebrate Blackfoot 2017 on June 30 through July 1, in conjunction with some amazing community sponsors.
There are several huge events happening with Celebrate Blackfoot this year including the grand opening of the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters & Museum with a ribbon cutting.
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By Kendra Evensen, email@example.com
Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that a 37-year-old Blackfoot woman who went missing earlier this month drowned.
POCATELLO — Payton McCarthy and Jager Leavitt were childhood foes.
The athletes matched up against each other on the basketball court while they were growing up. Whether it was trading subtle elbows or battling for position, McCarthy and Leavitt were always on opposite teams.
Sallee Weaver, 72 Snowflake-Former longtime resident of Blackfoot, ID passed away on Sunday May 21, 2017 in Snowflake, AZ. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday Mat 31, 2017 at the Blackfoot Stake Center at 1650 Highland Drive.
Charles Riddle, 65 Blackfoot- Charles G. Riddle, 65, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Bingham Memorial Hospital from an apparent heart attack. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
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POCATELLO - Southwick Black Belt Academy wishes to acknowledge our students who have recently displayed exceptional resolution and fortitude.
Martial Arts rank testings were conducted for Southwick students on March 8 in Blackfoot, March 13, 14 and 17 in Idaho Falls, and March 15 and 16 in Pocatello.
Two East Idaho men died early Sunday morning in separate wrecks in Bonneville County.
The deceased have been identified by authorities as Blackfoot High School student Martin Cole Baler, 18 of Shelley, and Brandon Tyler Osborne, 33, of Ammon.
Frances Elaine Watt, 97 Blackfoot-Frances Elaine Watt, age 97, passed away on April 13, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on April 21, 2017 at 11am at the Canyon View Stake Center in Orem, Utah. Family will meet with friends & relatives for an hour & a half prior to the service.
The Fiddlers of Idaho State Championship competition was this last weekend, April 15 in Hailey, ID.
Many members of the Snake River Fiddle Club represented Blackfoot well at the state championships, many winning first place, and almost all placing in the top five of each division.
Carl James CrazyThunder, 75 Blackfoot-Carl James CrazyThunder, 75, of Blackfoot, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Willows in Blackfoot. Services are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
POCATELLO — Idaho State's first-string tight end practices in a jersey with no number.
With the graduation of one of the best tight ends in school history, a new era at the position begins with a crop of inexperienced underclassmen wearing unmemorable numbers.
Locadia De Reyes, 94 Blackfoot-Locadia De Reyes, 94, of Blackfoot, passed away, Monday, April 10, 2017 at Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Extended Care. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.
Seven concerts by the Collegiate Singers from Brigham Young University-Idaho will be performed in mid-April in Salt Lake City; Blackfoot; and Rock Springs, Casper, Cheyenne, Evanston and Afton, Wyoming.
George Langley, 81 Blackfoot- George Langley, 81, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
POCATELLO — All of Blackfoot's coaches were in Rhys Pope's ear: Get on base.
The Blackfoot senior was leading off the seventh inning of a 3-3 game, and his team needed a spark.
Melvin Asay, 90 Blackfoot- passed away on March 31, 2017 at his beloved home in Blackfoot, ID. The family will be holding a private family gathering at Hawkers. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Special weather alert: Up to 3 inches of snow expected to fall on Pocatello, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls areas
Much of Eastern Idaho is expected to receive up to 3 inches of snow Monday night through early Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather alert about the snow, urging motorists to use caution.
An open house is being held for Minnie Maruji Adams at the Blackfoot South Stake Center, 900 Riverton Road on Saturday, April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. All of Minnie's friends are invited.
Minnie was born in Pocatello on July 24, 1924 to Kameji and Miyoshi Okamura.